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This test consists of 5 short answer questions, 10 short essay questions, and 1 (of 3) essay topics.
Short Answer Questions
1. What are the only living creatures the travelers see as they set out on their path?
2. Gandalf tells Frodo that Rangers are men of the Race of __________ from the West.
3. What does Strider find on the bridge that he takes to be a good sign of their progress on the journey?
4. Who used to rule the lands in the Mines of Moria, where the travelers must first go on their journey?
5. The Fellowship take few ______________ because their journey does not involve war, but secrecy.
Short Essay Questions
1. How does Lord Celeborn greet Gimli when he arrives in Lothlorien?
2. What does Sam share with Frodo that he has seen, though he's not sure it was a dream or not?
3. What does Gandalf reveal about his period of being absent from the journey?
4. What does Gandalf believe will help them as they head to the Mines of Moria?
5. How does Gandalf eventually open up the door to the Mines of Moria?
6. What does Frodo decide will be best for the Ring and for his quest?
7. What does Aragorn suggest in order to make the blindfolding fair for those who are traveling?
8. Who takes Frodo up on their horse when they realize just how ill Frodo is from the stabbing by the Morgol blade?
9. Where do the travelers decide to stay before they make the decision to go to Gondor or to Moria?
10. What does Bilbo give to Frodo on his last day in Rivendell?
Write an essay for ONE of the following topics:
Essay Topic 1
When Frodo offers the ring to Galadriel, she is tempted to take it, but resists.
Part 1: Why do you think Frodo offered the ring to Galadriel?
Part 2: Why would Galadriel have wanted to take the ring for herself?
Part 3: Why does Galadriel finally resist the ring? What might have happened had she not resisted?
Essay Topic 2
There are a number of points in which the characters sing or relate poems to each other, which makes the story sound very much out of place in today's world.
Part 1: Why do you think Tolkien decided to use so much poetry and song?
Part 2: What does the use of poetry and song by some characters say about their personalities?
Part 3: Would the story have been different had the poetry and song not been included? Why or why not?
Essay Topic 3
One could say that the FELLOWSHIP OF THE RING is the beginning of a mythical story for the characters who are involved, a story which might be told to their children as time passes.
Part 1: How do you define the idea of myth and how does this different from a story?
Part 2: What makes this story mythical in nature?
Part 3: How are the characters in this story mythical? Which qualities make them so?
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